More Racing editions for Citroën’s DS range

More Racing editions for Citroën’s DSCitroën is to extend its performance Racing badge, currently worn by the DS3, to its big sister the DS4.

A DS4 Racing will be unveiled as a concept at next month’s Geneva Motor Show.

And while Citroën is currently not confirming any plans for production, it is strongly rumoured to go on sale in 2013 as a rival to the likes of Ford’s Focus ST.

Citroën has been using the expertise of its multiple World Rally Championship-winning Racing department to develop the performance road cars.

The concept carries Citroën’s most powerful road car engine to date, the 1.6-litre turbocharged petrol unit putting out 256bhp, but with emissions of only 156g/km.

The chassis is lowered by 35mm with wider tracks – stretched 55mm up front and 75mm at the rear. Brake upgrades include four-piston front callipers acting on 380mm discs, behind 19-inch wheels and 235/40 tyres.

Visually the car stands out with its carbonfibre body additions of air diffuser, front splitter and wheelarch extensions, and a livery combining matt grey paint with two-tone roof and wheels.

Words by: Andrew Charman

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